Internationally Educated Teacher Practicum
The practicum is an opportunity for teacher candidates to integrate academic preparation and educational studies in a workplace setting. Depending on the requirements specified by the Ontario College of Teachers, you may need to take multiple practicums.
The practicum is an orientation to schools (with a focus on the broader school community) over 20 days of classroom practice. You’ll have the opportunity to observe and teach classes, explore broader school themes and issues, and assess/reflect on your aptitude for and commitment to teaching as a career.
Teacher Candidate refers to someone who is in the process of completing a formal teacher education program and preparing to become a certified educator, but is not yet a certified teacher. In Ontario, you are not legally certified to teach until you have earned your Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).
What You’ll Learn
During practicum, you will be involved in a wide-range of activities including observing the Associate Teacher, teaching the whole class, working with small groups of students, and working one-on-one with a student.
Associate Teachers inform and assess you in all aspects of your practicum planning, teaching, assessment, and classroom management. Throughout the practicum you’ll observe your Associate Teachers and gradually increase your teaching responsibilities, starting with just a few lessons and ease into fuller responsibilities over the 4-week placement. As part of the assessment and evaluation of the practicum, you’ll complete a Summative Evaluation.
8 hrs per day
The practicum is an orientation to schools (with a focus on the broader school community) and classroom practice. The length of the practicum is 20 days in class, with 2 observation days that provide the opportunity to meet your Associate Teacher and become oriented to the school. Dependent upon time requirement specified by the Ontario College of Teachers, you may need to take multiple practicums. The practicum involves teacher candidates observing and teaching classes, exploring broader school themes and issues, and assessing /reflecting on their aptitude for and commitment to teaching as a career.View Course